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Khalsa Primary School Norwood Hall, Norwood Green Road, Southall UB2 4LA 020 8574 9045 Nursery: Yes l Breakfast club: No l Afterschool club: No DfE No: 307/3512 Type of school: Voluntary aided Headteacher: Parmjeet Kaur Sehmi Age range: 3-11 Planned admission number at 4 years: 60 Admissions criteria 4. Other Faith. The governors will reserve the remaining 20% (up to 12 places in Reception and 10 places in Nursery) for applicants from other faiths other than Sikhs (e.g. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Jewish etc.). Evidence of this will need to be submitted within the Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Attendance should be at a public place of worship e.g. – Church, Temple, Mosque, Synagogue on four times a month basis and be confirmed by a supportive reference from your religious leader (Minister of Religion)/duly authorised person as at 2 above for Sikhs. The below criteria has been summarised, for the full admissions policy and arrangements please visit the school website: Where the number of applications is greater than the planned admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the allocation of children with an EHC plan, the admission criteria will be applied in the following order of priority: 1. Looked After children (Children who are in Public Care as defined in section 22 of the 1989 Children’s Act – this includes foster children). The highest priority must be given to Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children. Previously Looked After Children, are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order). 2. Children of staff in the school who have been employed in the school for two or more years at the time of the application for admission is made. Priority will be limited to one place for each form of entry in any year. After applications under criteria 1 and 2 have been allocated the remaining places will be offered as follows: 3. Sikh Faith. The governors will reserve 80% of the remaining places in Reception and Nursery for applicants practising the Sikh faith. This will entail children living with parents (single/both), legal guardians or carers demonstrating a deep commitment to the Sikh faith and who worship a minimum of four times a month at a Gurdwara. Evidence of this will need to be submitted within the Supplementary Information Form (SIF). A Head Granthi (Priest) and or another duly authorised person(s) of the Gurdwara would have to certify to the above. In the event of a short fall under this criterion, the remaining places will roll over to list criterion 3. 32 Starting Primary School 2018 In the event that these places are not taken up by the closing dates for applications, these places will be offered to Sikh applicants who worship a minimum of four times a month as in criterion 2 above and in the event of there being insufficient Sikh applicants the places will be offered to those in criterion 4. 5. Any surplus places not filled by any of the above criteria will be allocated to those children whose parents/legal guardians/ carers have applied and live nearest to the school (as measured in a straight line from the child’s home address to the main entrance of the school). Within each criterion, priority will be given to: a. Children with at least one sibling in the school at the time of admission. The qualifying relationship is brother and sister, this means children sharing one or both common parents, step brother/sister, or legally adopted children, who live in the same household. b. Children living the shortest distance from the school will be given priority within each category. Distance is measured by straight line using the local authority measuring system from a point in the property to the main gate entrance which is used by pupils to enter the school grounds.